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Quick Look: Cuphead [Switch]

Cuphead is on the Switch and it's as good as ever! Except now you should have a character called "ToGoCupGuy."

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Mar. 22 2019

Cast: Dan, Abby

Posted by: Abby

In This Episode:

Cuphead

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MFW Cuphead is releasing for more platforms and a patch is going to improve the game for current owners of the game

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Could someone tell me how they animated this game? Are they using sprites or 3d models? Looks good...

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I didn’t hear Abby talk about handheld. Is is buttery smooth like that undocked?

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Wild that they're letting folks show it off this far out from launch, but cool!

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@mentokthemindtaker said:

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Could someone tell me how they animated this game? Are they using sprites or 3d models? Looks good...

Everything was hand-drawn just like the old 30s Fleisher cartoons that inspired it. They did a GDC talk on the process if you want to learn more

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I still need to beat King Dice. That gauntlet is fucking rough.

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Yep, still weirded out by Mugman drinking from his head.

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It always seems weird when they make more quick looks on games that already got quick looks. I get it when it's games like Skyrim, Doom and Dark Souls, since those are games that seems like they wouldn't work well on the system, and informing about how games that fits similar criteria makes sense. I don't think anyone had any doubts about Cuphead running well on a Switch though. I can see that doing it to show if it runs as good as it should in handheld mode makes sense though, and based on all information out there so far it seems to run totally fine.

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Honest question: Other than the insane and amazing way this game looks, if I hate/am horrible at "bullet hell" type shooters, is there anything more to this game that would justify a full price purchase for me?

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Does this game have a colorblind mode yet? It's almost impossible for me to use the parrying system, sadly.

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cornfed40

Honest question: Other than the insane and amazing way this game looks, if I hate/am horrible at "bullet hell" type shooters, is there anything more to this game that would justify a full price purchase for me?

Nah. just watch it on youtube for the art. There's not much here but bullet hell and amazing art. Its what I did and I'm glad I got to see it, but zero desire to play it.

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I was hoping they'd show off some of the new stuff. Apparently they added fully animated cutscenes?

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It always seems weird when they make more quick looks on games that already got quick looks. I get it when it's games like Skyrim, Doom and Dark Souls, since those are games that seems like they wouldn't work well on the system, and informing about how games that fits similar criteria makes sense. I don't think anyone had any doubts about Cuphead running well on a Switch though. I can see that doing it to show if it runs as good as it should in handheld mode makes sense though, and based on all information out there so far it seems to run totally fine.

I had doubts of how well it runs. What was your point otherwise?

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This reminds me I need to beat the game on the highest difficulty for that last Steam achievement.

don't do the mistake i did and get S-ranks for every boss thinking it was the last achievement remaining

(it was beat a boss using only the small plane)

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I had doubts of how well it runs. What was your point otherwise?

ditto. look at dead cells for example, still not being all the way there in terms of performance on the Switch. was entirely possible cuphead was going to come out a little frame-y or long loading times but it all looks totally good and fine :-) very appreciative for the quick look!

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Whats the situation with Lady Cuphead?

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Looks like I'll finally be playing this game.

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@toxicantidote said:

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It always seems weird when they make more quick looks on games that already got quick looks. I get it when it's games like Skyrim, Doom and Dark Souls, since those are games that seems like they wouldn't work well on the system, and informing about how games that fits similar criteria makes sense. I don't think anyone had any doubts about Cuphead running well on a Switch though. I can see that doing it to show if it runs as good as it should in handheld mode makes sense though, and based on all information out there so far it seems to run totally fine.

I had doubts of how well it runs. What was your point otherwise?

They mentioned all that was needed to know on the podcast, which is all that was needed. My point is that I don't see a need to dedicate a quicklook to a port if there's nothing new or out of the ordinary to show.

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I'm really glad I waited this long to finally play Cuphead.

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How did Dan beat this thing, and twice? That dragon is impossible.. this is bringing back traumatic memories

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Honest question: Other than the insane and amazing way this game looks, if I hate/am horrible at "bullet hell" type shooters, is there anything more to this game that would justify a full price purchase for me?

No. I bought it on sale a while ago and didn't love it. It looks amazing, but it really is just a difficult shooter. If you don't like that kind of game, it will probably just be frustrating having to play the same level over and over.

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I wonder if the blimp lady's constellation attacks are a reference to Noiman Cascade?

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@zoofame: it was but also totally worth it. the tension was palpable! my coworkers watched me take care of some particularly troublesome bosses (i.e. multiple days of attempts) and we were all screaming every time I fucked up.

cuphead is good

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Did Abby say this is getting Xbox Live support? Is that a thing now? Maybe I'm just out of the gaming loop.